Thanks to Just Montessori we have been doing some fun stuff in our science area. One unit we did was about human babies. Now, at first I thought the kids might be a little young for learning about all the parts of a uterus and growing baby. Then I realized, um, why would they want to learn about other animals if they don't know about themselves? So we did the unit! The kids really liked it!
We read the book How You Were Born by Joanna Cole. This is a wonderful book! Yes, I might have skipped a couple pages about how the baby *actually* comes out, but otherwise, it's wonderful!
Next, we ordered fetus cards to show how a baby grows. I made these using images I found on the web.
Then, Mustang and Charger made parts of a fetus books. They highlighted the uterus, placenta, baby, amniotic sac, amniotic fluid, umbilical cord, and cervix.
We made family trees to show how a baby becomes part of a family.
Charger's was too funny, he decided to draw a tree house on the tree and also decided he needed two dads. Um, yeah okay!
We finished up by making self 'portraits' using people from Hobby Lobby.
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